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Norm Sanders, Ocean Shores

 

A Brunswick Heads signwriter has printed up a bunch of bumper stickers that read: ‘I used to be a local, but now I just live here’. Many Byron Shire residents share that sentiment. We live in Ocean Shores and have all but abandoned Byron Bay, which used to be our shopping and social centre.

Not any more. We moved our post office box to Brunswick Heads. We gave up going to the Bay to eat out. As for shopping, we can get up to the Tweed and back in less time than it takes to fight our way into Byron and find a place to park.

Byron United and their buddies at the big end of town may be getting rich, but the little shops and restaurants we used to visit are feeling the pinch. As for us, we just live here.

 


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